NWRA Students Page
Student Poster Award Winners
1st Place $400 - Fernanda Bacaro
2nd Place $250 - Khaled Pordel
3rd Place $100 - Kelley Sterle-Casale
1st Place $400 -Kristopher Ross
2018 NWRA Scholarship Winners
Matthew Adams Peckham & Mackenzie Kathleen Kohler
2018 Clare Mahannah Scholarship Winner
Kazi Ali Tamaddun
“Nevada is a unique state due to the robustness of its water law and its arid climate. The professionals with NWRA are at the forefront of their industry. There is so much to be learned no matter where you may end up when you are finished with your degree. Take advantage of the connections and opportunities that NWRA can provide, it is one of the greatest benefits of being at a hydro program in Nevada.”
Brian Anderson, UNR
2019 NWRA Annual Conference - January 29-31, 2019
4th Annual NWRA Career Shadow Event March 2018 GOALS
•Expose students to a “day-on-the-job” •Increase interaction between student and professional members •Assist students in establishing professional connections •Provide students with hands-on experience
For more information, please download the flier HERE.
Lake Tahoe Basin, Sciences & Research Scholarship
Funds remaining as a result of the 2015 Tahoe Science Conference will be awarded to five individuals who are currently involved in research in the Lake Tahoe Basin. $500 scholarships will be awarded to five students. Qualified students must be pursuing research in the Lake Tahoe Basin.
Clare Mahannah Memorial $1,000 Scholarship
In honor of Clare’s memory, the NWRA is honored to assist with the Clare Mahannah Scholarship, which is funded by sponsors who wish to honor Clare’s legacy and recognize intelligent individuals pursuing a career in rural Nevada water resources. The scholarship will be awarded to a student attending a Nevada university or community college.
NWRA Annual $1,000 Scholarships
Every year the Nevada Water Resources Association provides two $1,000 scholarships to assist the serious student with degree completion.
“NWRA provides students and young professionals with abundant opportunities to grow and create a network of connections. The professional relationships I’ve established are extremely valuable as I begin my career in Nevada water resources."
Lydia Peri, Student Member
“Active attendance at the NWRA annual conference has helped me see the different professions and organizations involved with water resources in Nevada and surrounding states. As a student looking to start a career in this sector, seeing the variety of professions in water resources industry has given me a better picture of what options I have to start with, and where I could go as my career advances. There are not very many opportunities a student has to see a snapshot of the entire spectrum of a potential career field, and thus the conference has provided me a lot of opportunities to evaluate what goals I have as a current/future water professional.”
“I have found many people I have met to be very approachable and very willing to help students. Also take advantage of as many NWRA opportunities as you can. They are exceptional and these types of chances will not come around as often when you are not a student.”
Brian Anderson, UNR
NWRA-UNR STUDENTS AT CASTLE LAKE RESEARCH STATION
In April of 2015 the NWRA-UNR Student Chapter traveled to the Castle Lake Research station, located in Northern California. Castle Lake is the longest running mountain lake research program in North America and directed by UNR's Dr. Sudeep Chandra. NWRA students assisted scientists from Dr. Chandra's lab group with the annual spring sampling campaign, which included fish sampling, run-off sampling, water quality analysis, and research station maintenance. The research and monitoring program at Castle Lake provides a long-term perspective on food web interactions, ecosystem production, fish stocking regimes, and nutrient cycling in sub-alpine lakes. This is the third consecutive year the NWRA student club has traveled to Castle Lake. It's a great opportunity for students to gain experience with field work and learn about a complex watershed basin which ultimately feeds the Lake Shasta reservoir.
Header photo by NWRA-UNR Students
Black Rock Desert Springs Tour in November 2016